The News & Observer: Soloman Howard talks about portraying Muhammad Ali for NC Opera

TheNews&ObserverMuhammad Ali and the operatic stage might seem mutually exclusive entities, but bass Soloman Howard proves the two can go together when he portrays the boxing champ and humanitarian in “Approaching Ali.”

For his performances in the opera’s 2013 premiere at Washington’s Kennedy Center, Howard garnered strong reviews for his powerful voice and convincing acting. This week he repeats the role for N.C. Opera’s own production in Durham and Raleigh.

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